This version is my favorite, worked in oddments of Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper Yarn. I first tried the yarn the designer used, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, then tried Frog Tree Alpaca Sport. Both are very nice, but I love the spring and loft of Shetland wool. Naturally, I'm not sure there's Enough Yarn. ARGH.
Making the Knit Unto Others mittens revived a dormant passion for mittens. If that weren't sweet enough, Carole let me know that I won one of the prizes, two patterns donated by Kirsten! I chose Achillea and Augusta. My thanks to Carole and busy Margene for organizing the knit-along and to generous Kirsten for responding with such a nice incentive.
Speaking of sweets, here's a new to me find, a Candy Cane Tootsie Pop. The center seems softer than usual (DH says that just means they're fresh). They are yummy!
And another discovery, this one not so sweet. I received a spam text message advertising a penny stock on my cell phone. I called my telcom to complain. Telemarketers aren't legally allowed to call cell phones, but apparently they can text them – and the recipient pays for the message. Grrr.
(Hey it's Addie)
Spring forward fall back
Low debt and high profit, thats the type of stock to be in-UTEI
The sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's a reprehensible marketing ploy, which the company mentioned denies using. I suppose it's possible. Many telcoms don't care, because they're making money (but it's still worthwhile to complain). So my ill-wish on the parties responsible is, Bad spammers, may your computers crash!
I was going to add a few more comments about Kureyon Sock, but judging from the vituperation being heaped on the yarn in some quarters (some from folk who haven't yet seen it in person), that's a post unto itself.